I belong to a Facebook page called, “Steam in the Woods.” The page is the “property” of Martin Hansen who appears to have a vast library of old logging photos. Most of his posts, whilst very interesting in their own right, do not have relevance to logging along the Mendocino Coast. Once in a while … Continue reading
One of the delights of visitors to Fort Bragg (CA) are the sunsets. Sunsets are not talked about in the visitor guides to this part of the world but visitors to our Model Railroad layout sure talk about them when we have a cracker. There are several great spots: Mendocino Main Street looking out over … Continue reading
Until I saw these two photos it had never occurred to me that deer went onto the beach. I have no idea if this is a rare or regular event. I asked wife, Sarah, about it – she goes to the beach very frequently with her hounds – and she said she had never seen … Continue reading
In our website there is a gallery of pictures of log ponds attached to mills up and down the Mendocino Coast – see here. Alas, there are no pics of the log pond that belonged the biggest mill on the Mendocino Coast, that of ULC here in Fort Bragg. Well, that has changed as I … Continue reading
The California Western Railroad (aka The Skunk Train) used to have four railbuses – M80, M100, M200 and M300. One of them, M-200, still exists and is still running but not on the Skunk Line. She has been completely restored and she runs on the Niles Canyon Railroad (out of Sunol not too far from … Continue reading
I am reasonably certain that these two photos were taken along the Mendocino Coast. No captions are needed to tell the story.
Stockton is located on the San Joaquin River in the northern San Joaquin Valley. Built during the California Gold Rush, Stockton’s seaport serves as a gateway to the Central Valley and beyond. It provided easy access for trade and transportation to the southern gold mines. A lot of the cut lumber from the mills along the Mendocino Coast went to San … Continue reading